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represent

verb (v)

  • take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • be representative or typical for (verb.social)
    Example:
    This period is represented by Beethoven.
    source: wordnet30
  • be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute (verb.social)
    Example:
    I represent the silent majority.
    source: wordnet30
  • serve as a means of expressing something (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The flower represents a young girl.
    source: wordnet30
  • be characteristic of (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • form or compose (verb.stative)
    Example:
    This sum represents my entire income for a year.
    source: wordnet30
  • be the defense counsel for someone in a trial (verb.social)
    Synonym: defend
    Antonym: prosecute
    Example:
    Ms. Smith will represent the defendant.
    source: wordnet30
  • create an image or likeness of (verb.creation)
    Synonym: interpret
    Example:
    The painter represented his wife as a young girl.
    source: wordnet30
  • play a role or part (verb.creation)
    Synonym: act, play
    source: wordnet30
  • perform (a play), especially on a stage (verb.creation)
    Synonym: present, stage
    source: wordnet30
  • describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel.
    source: wordnet30
  • point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Our parents represented to us the need for more caution.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring forward and present to the mind (verb.communication)
    Synonym: lay out, present
    Example:
    We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason.
    source: wordnet30
  • to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets) (verb.change)
    Synonym: map
    source: wordnet30
  • To present again; as, to re-present the points of an argument. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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